Character 7
Hyphenation pre text
Pronunciations /ˈpɹiːtɛkst/

Definitions and meanings of "Pretext"

What do we mean by pretext?

A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something. noun

To use as a pretext, or cloak or covering; assume as a means of concealment.

That which is assumed as a cloak or means of concealment; something under cover of which a true purpose is hidden; an ostensible reason, motive, or occasion; a pretense. noun

Synonyms Pretension, etc. See pretense. noun

Ostensible reason or motive assigned or assumed as a color or cover for the real reason or motive; pretense; disguise. noun

A false, contrived or assumed purpose; a pretense. noun

To employ a pretext, which involves using a false or contrived purpose for soliciting the gain of something else. verb

An artful or simulated semblance noun

Something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason noun

A false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason; a pretense.

Verb, portmanteau - To pretend to text someone or reply to someone's text message to avoid awkward situations. This happens most often when talking to someone you don't really know or when you don't want to look weird while waiting for the bus. Urban Dictionary

1. When you send a text message and know what the reciever will reply. Therefore, you already write out (pretext) - and possibly save in drafts- what you will respond in return. 2. Could also be used in instant messaging by pre-typing a response. Urban Dictionary

An excuse when you are having an intercourse with someone else (other than ur gf) Urban Dictionary

When one pretends to write a text message to someone, in hopes of avoiding unwanted and/or awkward situations. NOTE: Although 'pretexting' is a portmanteau of 'pretending' and 'texting', the actual word 'pretext' shares a similar concept, as it is defined as "an effort or strategy intended to conceal something." Urban Dictionary

Calling a telephone company or a financial institution and obtaining sensitive, personal information about a customer by deceiving the company into believing that you are that customer. Urban Dictionary

Typing into a phone appearing to be sending and receiving messages with serious intent, but nobody is receiving or responding. Urban Dictionary

A fancy euphanism for lieing. Urban Dictionary

Partial quote by Karl Marx from a speech given in 1850, the full quote being: "Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempt to disarm the workers must be frustrated, by force if necessary." Urban Dictionary

N. - a person who pretends that they can text message quickly in public, to impress those watching. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Pretext

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The word "pretext" in example sentences

Valiavichareska said students never planned to disrupt finals, which she called a pretext for ousting the students. ❋ Nanette Asimov,Henry K. Lee (2009)

So the Inauguration, cause or pretext is as good a reason as any other to stop. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The conflict over the caricatures, like almost any other of a religious nature or pretext, is childish and trivial and should be a work of fiction. ❋ Unknown (2006)

They looked for that pretext from the first moment that they had the first excuse to. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Till the passions of the mind in man and woman are separate and distinct, till the sex of vital animation, denominated soul, be ascertained, on what pretext is woman deprived of those amusements which man is permitted to enjoy? ❋ Unknown (1799)

What types of reasons for discrimination constitute a "pretext" -- a cover-up -- when it comes to employer reasons for gender identity discrimination? ❋ Unknown (2008)

[1] on what pretext is he confined but as the prisoner of the allies? he cannot be supposed the prisoner of the Emperor individually. therefore instead of seeing any impropriety in the interference of England, I think for its own honor this country should wash its hands of so infamous a transaction. ❋ Unknown (1797)

The pretext is a shopworn plot in which Dave and his best friend Mitch, a heedless hedonist played by Ryan Reynolds, magically switch bodies. ❋ Joe Morgenstern (2011)

Though the pretext was a trivial episode about improperly requisitioning a horse, behind Huerta's action was a deep-seated hatred of Villa. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Basically, the pretext was a discussion of the character of the part and the film, with DeMille sizing up the actor in front of him. ❋ Scott Eyman (2010)

Of course, in reality, the pretext will be another stupid stunt like the vicious one Israel pulled in Gaza ... ❋ Unknown (2009)

The big build-up doesn't start until after John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, and Gulf of Tonkin incident -- perhaps better described as a pretext -- in August 1964. ❋ Unknown (2009)

[My crush], [Addie], and I have [run out] of things to talk about so I will pretext to avoid any awkward silences. ❋ Savantwaler (2010)

X: "What are you doing tonight?" (asking even though they know) X uses pretext and writes and [saves] to drafts- "Oh i see- [me too]." Y: "Going to a movie." X: sends the saved [draft] of "Oh i see- me too." ❋ Sienna,rhea (2008)

Hey [Darling] [what have you] been doing [saturday night]? oh I was having a pretext for having sex Or Hey Noah can I see your sticks? (<-- this is the pretext) I love when you twist them... ❋ Gabrielasitta (2008)

Person 1: Dude, every time I was [leading on] to ask [Jill out], she would get a text from one of her friends. Isn't that weird? Person 2: Bud, you do realize... Person 1: *sigh.* She was pretexting, wasn't she. Person 2: Sorry man. Hey, [what say] we go to Taco Bell? Person 1: FUCK YEAH TACO BELL ❋ Sharmz (2009)

It was revealed that Hewelett [Packard] was [spying] on its [board of directors] and hired lawyers to obtain information on personal phone calls. The lawyers used pretexting to trick phone companies into releasing that information. ❋ Yoova (2006)

While sitting at a [table] in a restaurant with his parents, he is pretexting so that he can [ignore] his [folks] and anyone who may see him. ❋ Mountieman (2010)

man1- So [HP] was caught [pretexting] the other day. man2- [Pretexting]? What's with the fancy shit? Call it for what it is, they were [lieing]! ❋ Zumwalmi (2006)

Hey have you heard that "under no pretext" quote by [Reagan]? Crazy shit. [Naww] man you got it all wrong, that quote is from [Karl Marx]. ❋ Sir Vyvin (2021)

He says he can send messages at [78] words per [minute], but he's a pretexter. He [sends] nothing to no one at that speed. ❋ YTONTHEMOON (2009)

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